Man sent to prison for possession of stolen firearm
URBANA — A Champaign County Judge sentenced an Urbana man who admitted he possessed a stolen gun to 3 1/2 years in prison.
Devin Frisby, 20, who listed an address in the 1800 block of Liberty Avenue, pleaded guilty in February to possession of a stolen firearm, admitting to Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis that on April 26, 2013, he possessed a stolen .357 Ruger.
Assistant State's Attorney Stephanie Weber said the gun was stolen by Frisby and co-defendant Tyler Duncan, 21, of Urbana, between April 26 and 29 from the RentChampaign.com office at 705 S. Glover Ave., U.
Duncan pleaded guilty in January to burglary for going in the business intending to steal and was sentenced to four years of probation.
Frisby worked there and had the security code to get in, Weber said. The gun was in a safe that was stolen.
Frisby admitted that they took the safe and cash from a desk. They drove to Homer Lake and pried the safe open and took the revolver and savings bonds out of it before tossing the safe in the lake.
In exchange for his guilty plea, Weber dismissed an unrelated case against Frisby charging him with aggravated unlawful use of weapons, aggravated assault and battery for allegedly pointing a gun at a man in Campustown on July 27 and hitting the man in the head. Weber dismissed another case charging Frisby with obstructing justice.